admonish (one) for (something)(redirected from admonished them for)
admonish (one) for (something)
To reprimand one for a wrongdoing. Katherine admonished Theresa for arriving late to work.
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admonish someone for something
to warn or scold someone mildly for doing something. The nurse admonished the patient for not eating her dinner.
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